Unreasonable Doubt by Vicki Delany audiobook

Unreasonable Doubt: A Constable Molly Smith Mystery

By Vicki Delany
Poisoned Pen Press mystery
Read by Carrington MacDuffie

Blackstone Publishing 9781464205132

The Constable Molly Smith Series: Book 8

7.93 Hours Unabridged
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What would it be like to return to your hometown after twenty-five years in prison for a crime you have maintained you did not commit? And why would you? Walter Desmond is back in Trafalgar, British Columbia, having been officially exonerated when new evidence showed corruption at worst, incompetence at best, by the Trafalgar City Police conducting the investigation. His pitbull attorney is seeking five million in damages from the provincial government. But Walt has not returned to Trafalgar to pursue money or revenge. He just wants to know the why of it. The family of the murdered girl, Sophia D’Angelo, is bitterly determined to see Walt returned to prison―or dead. But for Trafalgar’s police, including Sergeant John Winters and Constable Molly Smith, the reality is that if Walter didn’t kill Sophia, someone else did. So, case reopened, it lands on Winters’ desk. The records are moldering. One investigating officer is dead, the other is retired―and not talking. The police are instructed to treat Walt as if he’d never been arrested or convicted. Someone else apparently killed Sophia, someone still walking free. But too many minds remain closed. It’s good luck for Walt that a group of women in town for the dragon boat race are staying in the B&B where he’s booked, women with no local prejudices. But then a townswoman, then a boat woman, are attacked by a rapist, the media gets active, and tempers dangerously flare.

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Summary

Summary

What would it be like to return to your hometown after twenty-five years in prison for a crime you have maintained you did not commit? And why would you?

Walter Desmond is back in Trafalgar, British Columbia, having been officially exonerated when new evidence showed corruption at worst, incompetence at best, by the Trafalgar City Police conducting the investigation. His pitbull attorney is seeking five million in damages from the provincial government. But Walt has not returned to Trafalgar to pursue money or revenge. He just wants to know the why of it.

The family of the murdered girl, Sophia D’Angelo, is bitterly determined to see Walt returned to prison―or dead. But for Trafalgar’s police, including Sergeant John Winters and Constable Molly Smith, the reality is that if Walter didn’t kill Sophia, someone else did. So, case reopened, it lands on Winters’ desk. The records are moldering. One investigating officer is dead, the other is retired―and not talking.

The police are instructed to treat Walt as if he’d never been arrested or convicted. Someone else apparently killed Sophia, someone still walking free. But too many minds remain closed. It’s good luck for Walt that a group of women in town for the dragon boat race are staying in the B&B where he’s booked, women with no local prejudices. But then a townswoman, then a boat woman, are attacked by a rapist, the media gets active, and tempers dangerously flare.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Absorbing…Delaney does a good job providing an unsavory view of old-boy small-town cop cliques, reminding us that some people don’t get what they deserve.” Publishers Weekly
“Another solid procedural that gains depth from its portrayal of mass psychology. The advance in the relationship of Chief Constable Paul Keller and Lucky Smith, Molly’s mother, provides a lovely coda to this engrossing addition to a fine series.” Booklist
“Delany’s excellent new procedural is a real page-turner, ratcheting up the tension as each secret from the past is painfully revealed.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Vicki Delany

Author Bio: Vicki Delany

Vicki Delany was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and raised mostly in Ontario. She attended Carleton University, majoring in modern history. She later left a job as a systems analyst to settle in bucolic Prince Edward County, Ontario. She is the author of the Klondike mysteries, the Constable Molly Smith mysteries, several stand-alone novels, and a blog about the writing life. She is a member of Crime Writers of Canada and Capital Crime Writers and is on the board of Wolfe Island’s Scene of the Crime Mystery Festival.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 7.93
Audience: Adult
Language: English